European Elections

Ever wonder which party you’d vote for in European-wide elections? There’s a fun little quiz available through Vote Match that will tell you. And over at Nosemonkey’s Europa, there’s a couple of great short videos on the E.U. The first is a brief overview of how the E.U. works. The second is a good short explanation of the voting system. Both are definitely worth a look.

Elections for the European Parliament take place on the basis of proportional representation (glossary). And if you are curious why voting systems matter, have a look the Fair Vote blog.

After all, as Stalin said, “It’s not the the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” Or perhaps more accurately, it’s how the votes are counted.


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